Kayla Rao grew up all over the world as the daughter of Canadian diplomats. And while they never explicitly talked about faith as a family, lessons on morality, hope and empathy were everywhere.
But when Kayla's father unexpectedly passed away when she was in her early 20s, she began searching for a sense of stability and meaning she never craved before.
10 years later, it's landed her with a husband and kids in the middle of a big, loud, Jewish family.
Kayla and I talk about her life-long experience as an outsider. And how it's led her to feel comfortable raising a family in a culture she doesn't share.
She talks about the radical empathy she's learned from seeing the challenges people face across the globe. And how all of this has given her deep faith in the goodness of humanity.
Because how do you find your place, when you feel like you never belong?
This is her story.
*Head's up: There are a few technical issues with this episode. Bear with them, and we promise you won't be disappointed! :)
**There's a brief story about domestic abuse at 33:33 min. If you'd prefer to skip it, fast forward 1 min and restart at 34:41 min.
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